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IPTA News

More than 23 million rides are provided annually by Iowa's transit systems. Public transit service is provided in every county in Iowa. Iowa transit systems rely on state and federal transit assistance to make rides available and affordable for Iowans. Local support such as tax revenue, fares, and donations provide a large share of agencies' operating budgets.


DART Considers Consolidating Two Bus Routes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority could soon combine two bus routes into one. The proposal would realign local route 5  ..

Mason City considers seeking help for night transit service

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mason City officials are considering adding nighttime transit service to augment the daytime bus schedule. Transit director Pat Otto ..

Public Transit Photo Contest Underway

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Iowa Public Transit Photography Contest is an opportunity for transit systems and the general public to submit their most creative pictu ..

Iowa's transit systems in need of state funds to replace old fleets

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

As federal funding dries up, Iowa’s public transit managers are asking the Legislature for $25 million every year for five years t ..

Despite Cheaper Gas, Public Transit Ridership Is Up, Trade Group Reports

Monday, December 22, 2014

The American Public Transportation Association said Wednesday that about 2.7 billion passenger trips were taken on transit systems in th ..

Five signs America is falling in love with public transit

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ridership aboard U.S. public transportation in 2014 is expected to top last year's figures. 2013 saw more riders on public transportatio ..

DART seeks feedback on Bus Rapid Transit line

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority will hold three meetings on Sept. 29 to get the public's thoughts on proposed station loc ..

Iowa City area transit departments launch new trip planner

Monday, September 22, 2014

Area bus riders now have an even easier way to plan how to get from point A to point B by bus. A new trip planner was recently launched thro ..

SWITA hires new transit director

Friday, September 05, 2014

Southwest Iowa Transit Agency (SWITA) welcomed a new transit director Monday August 18. Mark Lander comes to SWITA with 12 year ..

Iowa's Senior Citizens Rely on Safe and Reliable Public Transit

Thursday, August 21, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa - Aug. 21, 2014 - In recognition of National Senior Citizens Day, Iowa's public transit officials are drawing attention to  ..